Alf Alpha is set to perform at the artists’ reception for the annual COD student scholarship exhibition, which also serves as the closing reception for the Desertscapes exhibit. Continue Reading
It’s been quite a week for the Bermuda Dunes band, You, Me & Us.
Last week, they played Coachella on three days notice. On Wednesday, they played before a couple thousand people as the second act at Tachevah. This afternoon, they played Coachella again.
Band members said the first Coachella appearance was exciting because of the novelty but today’s crowd was bigger and “just as cool.
“We knew what to expect,” said bass player Alyssa Midcalf, “but it was just as exciting.”
NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Major Lazer is a work in progress.
Diplo’s part-time project, with a new album “Free the Universe” out this week, is ever-evolving as the producer and his cohorts tinker with a sound they think might provide a clue to the future of electronic dance music.
“Everything’s changing now. EDM’s shifting,” Diplo said. “The house music thing exploded two years and now people are looking for something different. … What we do as Major Lazer, we just incorporate everything. We’re just DJs at heart and selectors. We love all kinds of music.”
That’s reflected in the Caribbean-flavored “Free the Universe” with its reggae and dancehall influences, but the group that also includes Chris Leacock, the producer known as Jillionaire, and Walshy Fire (Leighton Walsh) pushes the envelope much farther on the follow-up to 2009’s “Guns Don’t Kill People … Lazers Do.” Continue Reading
Passion Pit takes the stage to a full lot opening with “Take a Walk” and not shortly following with fan fave “Carried Away” as the crowd screamed the group on. Within the first three songs at least two fans attempted to jump the rail and make it on stage, both to no avail. The turn out at the end of the block party is nothing compared to the start.
Palm Springs police have officers weaving through the crowd — both on foot and on a pair of horses — at Tachevah.
Even as DJ Alf Alpha turned up the bass on stage, though, the police called it a “quiet” night so far.
Police arrested one man who appeared to be under the influence of drugs, Sgt. Mike Kovaleff told us about 8:30 p.m.
Officers were prepared for as many as 10,000 people to flood into downtown Palm Springs for the block party.
DJ Alf Alpha is owning the Tachevah stage as hundreds with his recently acquired musical crew beside him.
With the lights flashing and the bass turned high, the hundreds crammed up in front of the stage have kept the beach balls flying and their arms waving.
I even saw both a toddler and a 70-plus-year-old woman dancing within 10 feet of each other.
“The audience is so into this, it’s unbelievable,” MyDesert.com music guru Bruce Fessier said walking back into the press tent mid-set.
The Pedestrians may be at least a decade older than their Tachevah lineup-mates, but they were the band that got a still growing crowd into the festival spirit with their funkified, horn-fueled music.
The crowd gathers downtown Palm Springs in anticipation of headliner Passion Pit. As the block party started only a small crowd scattered throughout the party area but as The Pedestrians took the stage 10 minutes early and Alf Alpha performed with live band, more and more people gathered. Filling both the beer garden and stage area, an enthusiastic crowd waits in for the coveted final show.
You Me and Us — the Bermuda Based-band that flew into the Top 10 in Tachevah and scored a spot on the Coachella lineup — took the stage second at Tachevah.
The dynamic trio rocked the stage for their opening set and wrapped up their set with “Warmness.”
If you missed them, catch them at noon Friday at Coachella.
Tachevah has kicked off!
Hundreds of people crowded into the Spa Resort Parking lot and in front of the stage before the event even officially opened at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Tribesmen took the stage for a high-energy jam to kick the night off. The band has played The Hue — but this was their biggest set to date.
“Cool vibe. Cool sound. Cool setup,” Tachevah judge and www.mydesert.com music guru Bruce Fessier tweeted.
And the Coachella-based band brought the crowd in!
People of all ages kicked around a beach ball, browsed the beer garden and posed like rock stars in the MyDesert.com photo booth as the Tribesmen provided the soundtrack for the beautiful night.